Bird perched in Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

Bird perched in Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Species: Acorn Woodpecker   Melanerpes formicivorus
Subspecies: bairdi
Author: Paul A. Davis
Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Added to IBC: 2 Jan 2009 - 03:24
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Altitude (m): 
234 meters
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Several birds had taken up residence at this location (a landfill) and were using the dried frond bases of a fan palm as their larder. During the Southern California wildfires of November 2008 the larder was burned up, much of the oak foliage was killed and the birds presumably departed to greener pastures.

Citation

Paul A. Davis, IBC938271. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/938271.

Extended version
Paul A. Davis, IBC938271. Photo of Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus at Olinda Landfill, USA (United States). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/938271.

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